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Not saying this is a hoax one way or another, but this is somewhat interesting. Look at the color, the shape, and the strange dark patches
originally posted by: Blue Shift
Not saying this is a hoax one way or another, but this is somewhat interesting. Look at the color, the shape, and the strange dark patches:
Could be an advertising balloon that got away. Although I have to admit that I've been doing some skywatching in the evenings in the San Fernando Valley, which is northwest of L.A. It's a busy airspace, near the Burbank Airport, and you wouldn't think it would be possible to see anything of interest. And most of what I see are balloons of one kind or another, and they're fairly easy to spot I live relatively close to Universal Studios and Warner Bros., and little kids lose their balloons there. Some come from downtown L.A., because the wind this time of year generally blows to the NNW and that blows them overhead. I've gotten pretty good at spotting balloons and various aircraft.
However, I've been some odd things lately. Odd enough for me to invest in a good monocular so I can see what's going on with some of these things.
I personally think that the oddest stuff is happening way up in the sky, just at the edge of visual range, and usually in the evening when the sun changes angle enough to catch a reflection. There are these "balloons," but they would have to be pretty big to be seen that high up. They will oscillate and drift, like they're floating with the wind, but I saw one the other day just stop oscillating, change direction several times, meet up with another "balloon," and do a kind of circular dance with it, and then the two just slowly drifted apart in different directions (which might be difficult if they're both following the same wind), and slowly vanish. Very curious.
On another occasion, after I had already seen a couple of actual balloons float by (you can tell by the wobble, and of course the strings) I saw another thing kind of sail by in the general direction but rather than reflected light, it seemed to have a glow of its own, and it was flying noticeably faster than the real balloons. Like it was pretending to be a balloon?
Oh, well, then why didn't I take video? Because at first you don't think that much of it. You think it's just an odd balloon or something. By the time you understand how unusual it is, it's already gone. Or it's a small dot in the sky and it wouldn't be identifiable unless you had good equipment with a decent telephoto lens. So why bother?
But there are odd things floating about, even in someplace as heavily monitored as L.A. What are they? Balloons mostly -- birthday balloons or advertising balloons that got away, and so on. Airplanes and helicopters. They may even be some kind of high altitude drones being tested by Google or Apple or one of our other high-tech overlords to take pictures, monitor stuff, or relay signals without satellites.
I don't know. But it is interesting how every now and then it's like "what the heck is that?"
originally posted by: anonfamily
It made local news, they tried to contact LA County Sheriff
Local police and sheriff’s officials had no information regarding the sightings, and Federal Aviation Spokesman Allen Kenitzer said he also had no information regarding the incident, which resulted in no report by the FAA.
originally posted by: anonfamily
a reply to: charlyv
Hmm, that is not very close to West Covina. So I don't think that map is correct. I live in the area.
Sheriff choppers circle around a lot of things, so I don't think that is the map from the event.
Secureteam is a serial hoaxer trying to get views any way possible so it wouldn't be new if he made up some map to get attention.